Car crashes at Bengal Spice restaurant in Walmer
The workers had a “narrow escape” when a car crashed outside their restaurant.
Emergency services have closed the road following the incident at the Bengal Spice in Walmer.
A Vauxhall collided with a Tesco delivery van, causing the car to crash into a nearby bus stop before smashing the front of the takeaway.
Police, fire and ambulance services attended the Strand scene at around 4:50 p.m. yesterday.
The road was closed after officers discovered that the gas meter at the food outlet had been damaged.
Luckily, a gas engineer was called and confirmed the restaurant – which is next door to the conservative Dover & Deal association – was safe.
Deal resident Leslie Burgess said: “I arrived at Bengal Spice shortly after this happened.
“Police and firefighters were at the scene when I arrived and blocked the road.
“I don’t think anyone was injured, but an ambulance was present – a member of staff had just opened the restaurant and narrowly escaped.”
A Kent Police spokesperson confirmed that officers were called around 4:50 p.m. for the collision of two cars.
He said: “Following the collision, one of the involved vehicles entered a nearby bus stop and business premises, causing damage to a gas meter.
Officers were present alongside the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, the South East Coast Ambulance Service and a gas engineer, who carried out checks to ensure the scene was safe. .
“No serious injuries were reported and the officers left the scene around 7.15pm.”
A restaurant employee confirmed Monday morning that the food and take-out service remained closed.
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